Almost everyone has some type of allergy that may vary depending the on
the season. The spring and fall seasons are extremely difficult for
those who have an air-borne allergy. Air-borne allergies are from
pollens and spores in the air. In the winter, you will find more dark,
damp places that are perfect for mold to inhibit and grow in. In the
winter months, mold will grow quickly and dust will lie more quickly as
well. Most people have a hard time controlling their allergies so they
seek medical help. You should try to keep your home as clean as possible
for the fact that dust and molds are a common allergy.
There are also everyday allergies that do not stay with just a season.
They are pet allergies and food allergies. Pet allergies come from
having contact with the dog or cat or when you are in the presence of the
animal or owner. The hair and dander may make your hands to break out in
a rash, or you may not be able to control your breathing because of the
pets. You may have your passageways narrowed because of pet hair or
dander. Food allergies are the worse allergies to have. They can be
extremely deadly if proper medical attention is not sought.
When you need to be tested for an allergy, you can go see your family
physician or doctor. He will run a series of tests that will determine
what allergies, if any, do you have. When you visit the doctor, you may
want to generate a list of things that it could possibly be. An allergy
test consists of many mini-tests in one.
The doctor will usually choose a place on your back to use as a testing
spot. They will inject the area with the allergen and observe any
changes. This is extremely time consuming and can be painful. Other
ways to test is through a blood test. For certain allergens, you will be
given a blood test to tell the doctor rather or not you are specifically
allergic to something. This is only hopeful when you have narrowed your
list of possibilities.